File:Royal Society entrance.jpg|thumb|right|The entrance to the Royal Society in Carlton House Terrace, London
'''The President, Council, and Fellows of the Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge''',
[[https://royalsociety.org/~/media/Royal_Society_Content/about-us/history/2012-Supplemental-Charter.pdf The formal title as adopted in the royal charter.]]
commonly known as the '''Royal Society''', is a learned society
for science and is possibly the oldest such society still in existence. Founded in November 1660, it was granted a royal charter
by Charles II of England|King Charles II
as "The Royal Society".
The society today acts as a scientific advisor to the British government, receiving a parliamentary grant-in-aid
. The society acts as the UK's Academy of Sciences
and funds research fellowships and scientific start-up companies.
The society is governed by its...